’14 years since Kim Yu-na’ Lee Hae-in did it… ‘6th place → 1st place’ Conquering the Four Continents Championship

Female figure skating hopeful Lee Hae-in (18, Sehwa Girls’ High School) won the gold medal at the International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Championships 14 years after Kim Yu-na.

Lee Hae-in scored 141.71 points with a technical score (TES) of 74.96 and a arts score (PCS) of 66.75 in the women’s single free skating event held at Broadmoor World Arena in Springs, Colorado, USA on the 11th (Korean time). It is the high point of the season. He placed 6th in the short program the previous day with 69.13 points, but won with a total of 210.84 points with a ‘perfect performance’ in the free skating.

Lee Hae-in succeeded in a golden performance in the women’s singles event 14 years after Yuna Kim won the Vancouver event in 2009. 메이저놀이터

The Four Continents Championships are second only to the World Championships. Lee Hae-in, who proved his potential with the silver medal in this event last year, has steadily succeeded and finally reached the top. Kim Ye-rim, who took first place in the short program the day before, rose to second place with a total score of 209.29 including the free skating and won her silver medal, showing off the power of Korean women’s figure skating. Kim Chae-yeon also ranked fourth with 202.39 points, following Chiba Monet (Japan, 204.98 points).

Lee Hae-in handled all 13 tasks neatly according to the melody of the musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Starting with the first jump, the double axel-double toe loop combination jump, the triple lutz-triple toe loop combination jump, triple loop, and triple Salchow were perfectly handled.

Lee Hae-in, who finished the Flying Camel Spin and Flying Change Foot Combination Spin at the highest level of ‘Level 4’, performed the triple lutz, double toe loop, double loop, triple flip, and double axel with a 10% bonus in the second half without hesitation. He was satisfied as he lifted his arms after his performance.

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